14:55 GMT16 July 2020
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    BAKU (Sputnik) - A gas explosion occurred in the center of the Azerbaijani capital of Baku killing at least two people, the Trend news agency reported Saturday.

    The explosion took place in a school and office supply shop on the ground floor of a residential building on Dilara Aliyeva street near the 28 May metro station, the agency reported.

    "According to the preliminary data, the explosion occurred as result of a gas leak. The day before, there were construction works in the area and the workers could have damaged the gas pipes," Ruslan Aliyev, deputy director of Azeriqaz company said.

    Later in the day, Azerbaijani Ministry of Emergency Situations said that there were no deaths as a result of the explosion and only one person, the 57-year-old owner of the shop, was severely injured.


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